Just so you know…

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth…and just so you know…I can still type and all that jazz…

Just so you know…I posted over at the “hormone site”.

The weekend was FULL to overflowing with projects and grandchildren. What was your weekend like?
There is a verse that I shared at the “Steppin’ Out Retreat” in Lake City a couple of weekends ago, I want to share it with you now—

“But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!” Habakkuk 2:3 (TLB)

Do you have a vision in your heart or mind that you feel burning to be released? I have for years! My desire is to share Jesus—in every way I possibly can. To be used for HIM—until I am used up and spent for His glory!

As I drove home one day two weeks ago, I found myself praying, crying out to Him and really just amazed that He could find a way to use me! (Isn’t that just like us…pray to be used and then be surprised when He calls on us!)

I asked Him quite plainly, “why Lord, couldn’t You have used me when I was cute and skinny?”

His reply startled me into a flood of shameful tears, “because dear girl, you were too full of self”.

No, He didn’t speak audibly, but when He speaks to me—it is a voice in my heart that I recognize—simply because I listen. But that was not always the case.

As a matter of fact, I can’t count the times I ignored the pull, the tug, and the voice of the LORD trying to lead me from disaster. But rather than listen and be saved from a pit of sin, I ignored that loving Hand and walked full on —head on—willingly into the pit of slavery and sin.

Today, the Voice calls. I pick it up as quick as I possibly can. I don’t have to check “caller i.d.” I know His voice. He is reminding me there is still much work to be done on me.

Be certain, He has ways of working —to remove all of you—and replace it with all of Him. It can be painful. The realization part as well as the actual “working it out of us”. It hurts to know we have failed Him. What’s more—to know that it could have been avoided.

My desire is to listen—to hear Him–and to act on what He says. I may not be able to see the outcome—but I must trust. That’s part of what this retreat is all about. Listening—obeying—trusting.

You don’t have to be a blogger to join in the sessions. If you feel the LORD calling you into an area of ministry–this retreat is the place you want to be.

After an e-mail this morning, and a phone call this evening, with two different speakers that will be here to share—the fire is alight afresh in my heart to give you the opportunity to receive from HIM all that He has to give you through this event!

If you have FAITH to believe He’s calling you…put some action into that faith and join us. I promise you —-the anointing will fall—the sessions on faith, freedom and taking the land for HIM will fire you up to do more—be more—say more than you’ve ever experienced before!

Seek Him about coming to the event. But whether or not you join us, seek Him to speak to your heart. You can hear Him if you listen close.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.” John 10:27-28 KJV

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Photo taken back in the cute-skinny days at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, where a miracle of life took place before our very eyes.

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13 responses to “Just so you know…

  • Jensmere

    Sweet Angie…thank the Lord that He is not finished with any of us yet!! He is making us 'free to be' the women that we are called to be…His precious daughters, reaching out to a hurting world of women that need to know He loves them and cares for them…

    I'm listening too!!!
    I love you!
    Susan

  • Denise

    I love you sis, you are beautiful, in everyway.

  • ANG

    My dear, sweet friend!! I was just finishing up my devotion time this morning…. so full of the Spirit, right here in my living room!! Feeling so thankful for all of the blessings in my life…. then I thought I might blog a minute and when I got here I decided to read yours first!! You said just what I needed to hear today!! If this was for no one else it was for ME!! That Habakkuk verse… whew!! Thanks for that!!!!!! I love you and you are a blessing that I am thankful for!! Have a blessed day, Angie!!

    ~*Angela*~

  • Grandma Elsie

    So good to hear from you as I miss you when you are gone.. But I like it that you are at a *filling station * and sharing with us.
    I have read that Verse in Habakkuk and have it marked from another time .its good for my walk right now again.

    Can't wait for more from your time of refreshing .

  • weezie

    Thank you mother. This really blessed my heart! I love you very much. I can't wait to see what the Lord is going to do at Free2BeMe!!!

  • elaine @ peace for the journey

    There's still a whole lot of me in me. We're working on that, me and God. Oh, how I wish I could be with you all. I wish it were closer. I'll consider it further. I need some blogger/friend time!

    Oh, and isn't the sound of God's Spirit within an amazing gift of grace? That Father God would see fit to communicate with believers at such a personal level?

    What a Savior?! What a Friend!

    peace~elaine

  • Pia

    habakkuk 2:3 is one of the verses i'm standing on. i love the version you used here. i'm expecting a surprise from Him. =D

    i am listening…

  • Terra

    I love your enthusiasm; it is contagious.
    Thanks for reminding me to listen to the Lord and to follow when he lets me know what he wants me to do.
    We can all make our world shine just a bit brighter when we follow His lead. This month I became a volunteer bringing library books to a homebound lady, which I feel is a good path to be on.
    Your retreat sounds like a lovely idea.

  • LisaShaw

    Ooo Elaine, girl you better come. You are going to be blessed for sure!

    Dearest sister Angie, I loved this post and the photo of you and Jeff! You are so encouraging. You say it all right here:

    “My desire is to listen—to hear Him–and to act on what He says. I may not be able to see the outcome—but I must trust. That's part of what this retreat is all about. Listening—obeying—trusting.”

    Going to share this link on my FB.

    I love you DEARLY!

  • Barbara

    What an exciting snd inspiring post. So much enthusiasm for your vision and for sharing it. I can hardly wait for the retreat. God is moving….every step toward the fulfillment of the vision…I feel His hand. The vision is for an appointed time….

    What a blessing to hear your thoughts.

  • Finally Free

    I can relate to the “why did you not use me when I was cute and skinny” and the response. During the last year, it has been an empyting of a lot of me, and more of Him. Thanks Angie for sharing. It made me laugh.

    Yesterday I was asked to speak for only the second time. The first time was terrifying. Do you hear my knees knocking?. I think God likes putting me in situations where I have to depend totally on Him. I have no training, just Him.

    Blessings,

    Tammy

  • Angie

    Tammy I can so relate! HE WILL BE WITH YOU though! TRUST Him!

    I've got a ton of “me” yet to be dealt with….He shows me daily what to do… πŸ™‚

    Blessings on each one of you!

    For some reason, I cannot get to everyone's blog —unsure if it is my computer πŸ™‚

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